americasgreatoutdoors
americasgreatoutdoors:

With sunrises as beautiful as this one, it’s easy to get up early at Acadia National Park in Maine. As one of the eastern-most points in the U.S., Acadia has breathtaking sunrises that are best witnessed atop Cadillac Mountain.
Photo by Melissa Machonis (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Even though I was totally grumpy at the time about having to wake up before the sun, I am so grateful that someone once convinced me to be one of the first people in North America to see the sunrise that day.   

americasgreatoutdoors:

With sunrises as beautiful as this one, it’s easy to get up early at Acadia National Park in Maine. As one of the eastern-most points in the U.S., Acadia has breathtaking sunrises that are best witnessed atop Cadillac Mountain.


Photo by Melissa Machonis (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Even though I was totally grumpy at the time about having to wake up before the sun, I am so grateful that someone once convinced me to be one of the first people in North America to see the sunrise that day.   

hellogiggles

hellogiggles:

She was used to take off her clothes and put on a robe to be more comfortable. One day while we were shooting, we had to have a very surprised reaction, and we were doing the scene and she stood up and she flashed us! It would have been funny if it’d been just pajamas underneath, but she was topless. And she had actually cut out… She had made Mickey Mouse pasties, to cover her breasts. Every time now I see Mickey Mouse I think of breasts. And every time I see breasts I think of Mickey Mouse, and it is a problem, I’m telling you! - Jason Schwartzman 

This woman is hilarious. 

*sigh* my hero!

smartgirlsattheparty
pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

smartgirlsattheparty

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

This is amazing

smartgirlsattheparty

daughtersofdig:

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01